Posts Tagged "Culture"

6 Ways You Can Cultivate a Healthy and High-Performing Culture

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Companies want to be profitable and maximize their performance and impact both in the world and within their industry.


With that said, accomplishing those feats starts with cultivating a culture to allow those things to happen which starts with a priority on employee well-being.


Culture is important — it affects engagement, mindset, reputation, recruitment of talent, and well being. When looking to cultivate a healthy and high performing culture, start by emphasizing these six points:

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A companies success lies in the vitality of their workforce.

The 10 Principles of Organizational DNA

Posted on July 20th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Anyone who’s celebrated a significant work anniversary knows just how a company can change over the years—who has a seat at the table, what customers expect, the most coveted skills. But there’s just as much that stays the same: what your brand stands for, the shared lexicon, your unique culture.


We use the term organizational DNA as a metaphor for the underlying organizational and cultural design factors that define an organization’s personality and determine whether it is strong or weak in executing strategy.

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Based on 10 years of organizational design (“organizational DNA”) research and 220,000 diagnostic surveys, here’s what we’ve learned about building high-performance companies.

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

Posted on June 15th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

What makes a great leader? Although the core ingredients of leadership are universal (good judgment, integrity, and people skills), the full recipe for successful leadership requires culture-specific condiments. The main reason for this is that cultures differ in their implicit theories of leadership, the lay beliefs about the qualities that individuals need to display to be considered leaders. Depending on the cultural context, your typical style and behavioral tendencies may be an asset or a weakness. In other words, good leadership is largely personality in the right place.


Research has shown that leaders’ decision making, communication style, and dark-side tendencies are influenced by the geographical region in which they operate. Below we review six major leadership types that illustrate some of these findings.

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How decision making, communication, and dark-side tendencies vary.

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